Edo tribunal gives PDP permission to inspect poll materials
The Edo State election petition tribunal yesterday granted a motion ex parte to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu to inspect all materials used during the September 28 governorship election in the state.
Justice A.T Badamasi heads the three-man panel of judges.Though, the tribunal was yet to be officially inaugurated, an official of the court said it could only be inaugurated when aggrieved parties and their candidates who participated in the governorship election have filed petitions. They have 21 days to file their petitions.
Counsel to the PDP, Kingsley Obamogie, said the application was in line with Section 151 of the Electoral Act 2010, as amended.He said that the section empowered the petitioners to institute a motion ex parte to pray the tribunal to inspect all the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s materials used for the election.
The tribunal judges after studying the motion ordered INEC to make all the electoral materials used for the conduct of the election available to the petitioners.